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Root River Report
The following information is the latest fishing
information for the Root River in Racine. We will post
new information to this site every TUESDAY at 4:00
pm from September through December and from March through
May. We will also update the number of fish processed at
the Root River Steelhead Facility to give you the exact
number of fish passed upstream. Depending on water
conditions and number of fish in the weir, fish are
usually processed on Mondays and Thursdays.
In addition, you can call our Lake Michigan Fishing Hotline at (414) 382-7920 to hear the latest fishing information for Lake Michigan and its tributaries or check out our Lake Michigan Outdoor Report
Root River Steelhead Facility
Lake Michigan trout and salmon don't successfully reproduce in Wisconsin streams, so DNR gives Mother Nature a hand. Watch fisheries crews collect eggs and milt from spawning fish to create the next generation of steelhead to challenge anglers on the big pond.
Root River Fishing Report for November 9, 2015
An increase of rain this week finally raised the flow in the Root. With the increased flow more fish were moving up the river. The Root River had normal flow for most of last week which brought in fresh fish from the harbor including a lot of coho slamon
For up to date river conditions, check out the USGS web site of stream flow conditions in Wisconsin.
- Above the weir: Upstream of the weir received much less pressure, but some anglers had success catching chinook at Quarry park. Fish will be processed this week at the weir so spots upstream should receive more pressure this week.
- Below the weir: Anglers reported catches of coho, chinook and brown trout. Anglers commented that the chinook were looking very beat up while the coho look fresh. The most popular spots are Lincoln park downstream of the weir, where fly fishermen caught both chinook and coho and in Island park where anglers caught coho and brown trout using flies and small spinners.
Root River Steelhead Facility Report
|DATE: November 9 2015||RIVER TEMP: 53|
|Rainbow Trout||Chinook Salmon||Coho Salmon||Brown Trout|
|Taken to Hatchery|
|Spawned at Facility||